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South Korea’s young suicides rise despite overall drop

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:57
    SEOUL -- Suicides among young people, especially women, increased during the first year of the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, despite a drop overall in South Korea. The number of suicides fell by 604 to 13,195 in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare's report published Tuesday. The ministry said preliminary data from 2021 indicated a continued declining trend. The suicide rate per 100,000 people was 25.7 in 2020, far below the 31.7 seen in 2011 -- the highest since the statistics began. Other recent recorded rates were 26.9 in 2019, 26.6 in 2018 and 24.3 in 2017. Contrary to the declining trend, suicides were up in ...

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Anthony Fauci, face of US battle against COVID-19, tests positive

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:51
    WASHINGTON -- Dr. Anthony Fauci, a public health official who became the face of U.S. government efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said in a statement. Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, was experiencing mild symptoms, the NIH said in a statement. He has not recently been in close contact with Biden, it said. The NIH said Fauci, 81, was fully vaccinated and twice boosted, and will self-isolate and continue to work from home. The longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci became a popular and trusted...

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DBM: LGUs’ 2023 tax share declines to P820.3 billion

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:50
MANILA, Philippines---Due to a drop in tax revenues collected by the government in 2020 at the onset of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, local governments' share in the proposed 2023 national budget will be a lower P820.3 billion, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Thursday (June 16). A June 15 local budget memorandum issued by DBM Officer-in-Charge Tina Rose Marie Canda said local government units' (LGUs) share from all tax collections in 2020, which was the basis of their 2023 national tax allotment (NTA), included P665.8 billion from the Bureau of Internal Revenue's (BIR) tax take two years ago; P154.4 billion from the Bureau of Customs' (BOC) collections of ...

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Dalai Lama asks Chinese monks to leave Tibet

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:47
    NEW DELHI -- Nobel laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Wednesday said he respects Chinese monks but suggested that they didn't need to remain in Tibet. He made these remarks while giving teachings on Avalokiteshvara Jinasagara Empowerment at the main temple in Mcleodganj in Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. He said Shantarakshita's disciple Kamalashila was invited to Tibet by King Trisong Detsen to challenge the view of Chinese meditators, who asserted that the practice of meditation was more important and more effective than studying on the basis of reason and logic. The king judged that Shantarakshita and Kamalashila's stu...

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Markki Stroem to do full monty someday, as promised to a director

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:42
Actor-singer Markki Stroem has done love scenes with fellow actors and showed some skin, but he has never done a full monty all because he has reserved it for one director. "Not because that I can't do it but because it was a promise to direk Bobby Garcia that the first time that I will do it, it will be for him," Stroem said during the online press conference for "Love At The End Of The World" last May 31. Garcia is the founder of Atlantis Productions which is now known as Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group. "I don't know if it's gonna happen anytime soon. But it's something I kind of reserved for that," he added. That said, Stroem would like to keep his most private pa...

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LOOK: Sarah Geronimo, Matteo Guidicelli begin construction for ‘G Studios’

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:38
Sarah Geronimo and her husband Matteo Guidicelli have begun construction for "G Studios," a project that appears to be related to their own production company G Production. Guidicelli gave fans a glimpse of the groundbreaking ceremony for "G Studios" at Alabang, Muntinlupa City, by quoting one Gigi Tibi on his Instagram Stories yesterday, June 15. He and the singer can both be seen wearing hard hats and holding shovels, in front of a poster showing the "G Studios" logo. "This was just an idea [Matteo] was talking about but here they are now doing the ground [breaking]," Tibi stated. Guidicelli also revealed that Geronimo is now the president of "G Studios." Ge...

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NBA: Rockets dealing Christian Wood to Mavericks

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:35
The Houston Rockets have a deal in place to trade forward/center Christian Wood to the Dallas Mavericks for Boban Marjanovic, Trey Burke, Marquese Chriss, Sterling Brown and the 26th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, multiple media outlets reported on Wednesday. All five players will be in the final year of contracts next season. The trade cannot be finalized until draft night on June 23. Wood spent the past two seasons in Houston and averaged 19.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 50.7 percent from the field in 109 games. He averaged career highs of 21 points and just over 32 minutes a game in his first season with the Rockets, then put up 17.9 points and c...

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Lightyear 0 solar-assisted car will go into production this year

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:33
Dutch company Lightyear has announced that this fall it will start making the world's first production car fitted with solar panels.
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Australian star Nick Kyrgios in heated argument with umpire during comeback win

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:31
Tennis star Nick Kyrgios was involved in a fiery exchange with the umpire during his comeback win against Stefanos Tsitsipas at TP 500 Halle Open Wednesday.
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NBA Finals: Warriors look for ‘Game Six Klay’ to deliver championship

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:30
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson earned the nickname "Game Six Klay" due to his spectacular play in those critical contests but said he is not looking to force the issue in Game Six of the Finals on Thursday. Thompson has been steadily warming up during the series and the game offers the Warriors a chance to beat the Celtics on the road and claim their fourth championship in eight years. "It's obviously a nickname I earned and I want to live up to it," Thompson told reporters on Wednesday. "At the same time, I don't want to go in there and play hero ball. I'm just going to be in there and be myself, do what I've been doing the last few games. I know that will allow ...

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TikTok celebrates Pride Month with Sama-sama tayo #PrideTogetherPH

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:25
TikTok, a leading destination for short-form mobile video, celebrates this year's Pride Month by promoting inclusivity. The platform aims to champion individual expression while also spotlighting the strength of the LGBTQIA+ community. To officially kick off the month of June, TikTok launched this year's pride month campaign with the official hashtag, #PrideTogetherPH. TikTok continues to serve as a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community where users can engage and build relationships with key figures and advocacy organizations. Join in on the discussion and catch the Sama-sama tayo #PrideTogetherPH livestream on June 15, 17, 22, and 24 with prominent LGBTQIA+ creators including ...

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VNL: Poland rallies to frustrate Thailand in five sets

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:06
MANILA, Philippines --- Poland fought its way back from two sets down to turn back a depleted Thailand side, 22-25, 27-29, 25-16, 25-16, 15-13, in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Week 2 on Thursday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Polish spikers pounced on the undermanned Thais, who have eight players namely Piyanut Pannoy, Suppattra Pairoj, Watchareeya Nuanjam, Sutadta Chuewulim, Sasipaporn Janthawisut, Hattaya Bamrungsuk, Tichakorn Boonlert and Natthanicha Jaisean testing positive for COVID-19. Setter Joanna Wolosz delivered the brilliant plays for Poland and had a team-high four blocks for her seven-point outing as they earned their first win in the Quezon City leg aft...

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OCTA: Inflation, low wages still top urgent national concerns of Filipinos

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 15:58
https://youtu.be/fQo0qfl8JWM MANILA, Philippines --- A few weeks before a new administration assumes power, inflation and low wages remained on top of the list of Filipinos' urgent national concerns, according to a survey by Octa Research. Asked to select three of the most pressing national issues listed in Octa Research's Tugon ng Masa survey, 52% of the respondents identified "controlling the increase in prices of basic goods and services" as their first choice. This is the most urgent concern for respondents in socio-economic classes D and E, with 52% of those from class D and 55% from class E. Improving wages, on the other hand, was listed as the second top concern of Fil...

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Give your dad an unforgettable wellness travel experience

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 15:41
According to the Global Wellness Summit (an international organization that shapes the future of the global wellness industry by bringing leaders and visionaries together), wellness travel is one of the biggest wellness trends this year. A wellness-focused trip aims to improve one's overall health and well-being. Healthy lifestyle habits such as managing stress, eating healthy, and moving more can still be continued while people are away from home. I used to travel regularly with my husband before the pandemic to unwind, try various cuisines and witness different cultures. We would always include physical activities such as hiking, climbing mountains, running, and hotel workouts as pa...

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France's Macron, Germany's Scholz and Italy's Draghi have traveled to the Ukrainian capital for a meeting with President Zelensky

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 15:38
• Top US general: Russian control of eastern Ukraine not 'an inevitability' • Analysis: Why Ukraine's longshot bid to join the EU is likely to enrage Putin • See Ukrainian troops try out US-supplied M4 rifles
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NBA: ‘It’s not over’ as Celtics lean on experience ahead of elimination game

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 15:38
The Celtics said the experience they gained from winning three elimination games during the playoffs has prepared them to do it again in Game Six of the Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Boston on Thursday. With their backs against the wall, the Celtics were victorious in two win-or-go-home games against the Bucks and a Game Seven against the Heat that punched their ticket to the Finals. Golden State, meanwhile, were blown out in their two road close-out opportunities this postseason. "We've been in this position before," Celtics forward Grant Williams told reporters on Wednesday. "It's one of those things where you embrace it. It's exciting. It's what you live ...

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4 arrested and charged in connection to shooting that killed an 80-year-old after a New Orleans high school graduation ceremony, police say

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 15:37
Four people were arrested and charged in connection to last month's shooting that claimed the life of an 80-year-old woman at a high school graduation ceremony in New Orleans, police said Wednesday.
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Dead little blue penguins keep washing ashore in New Zealand. Experts say climate change may be to blame

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 15:36
The bodies of hundreds of little blue penguins have washed up on the beaches of New Zealand's northern coast in recent weeks, according to conservationists, who fear climate change is starving the birds to death.
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American, Canadian and Mexican 2026 World Cup host cities set to be announced

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 15:19
Cities that have applied to host matches at the 2026 men's World Cup, the first edition to feature 48 teams and the first to be staged in three countries, will find out on Thursday whether their bids have been successful.
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